Vietnamese Coffee

I belong to a wonderful book club called LaLit. We’ve been meeting for a few years now and read the oddest assortment of books. But, in the past couple of years, I have read such a variety of books that I would never have even considered. Last night we were discussing “Fragrant Palm Leaves: Journals 1962-1966” by Thich Nhat Hahn. This was a completely fascinating journal written by a Buddhist monk who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Even better than the book was the food (a common occurance with our little club). We went to a restaurant called NAM. The food was excellent. I had claypot chicken and it was delish!. Let’s just say that the juice in the pot was boiling when it arrived at the table. I was a happy camper as there is just nothing better than hot food!

At the end of the meal we had Vietnamese iced coffee. Just think of really thick espresso (probably the equivalent of 3 shots) with condensed milk at the bottom of the cup. It comes out hot with this cute little strainer on the cup – you stir it up, then pour over ice. The only downside of the whole thing was that I couldn’t go to sleep last night….all of that yummy espresso.

I’ve been looking on the internet for recipes and one of those strainers. I am so going to get myself one of those things. I could totally make it at work. Yummmmyyyy!

Step #1 Add condensed milk to your cup

Step #2 Add coffee to the little strainer thing

Step #3 Let steep for about 4 minutes
Step #4 Enjoy!!!!!


  1. This is pretty cool! So, where are your LAYOUTS? HMMMMMMM>???

  2. So, how late were you up after drinking that??? I'm on the hunt for some drinking chocolate I saw on Food Network. Looks heavenly!


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